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April: The Exodus and Passover

How to use this section: The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

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April

The Exodus and Passover

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Read Exodus 3:1-10.

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Learn Exodus 3:10.

Week 1: Moses Gets an AssignmentExodus 3:10So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.

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Family Fun: Make "bricks" out of Play–doh® or clay. Pretend you're an Israelite struggling to make bricks for Pharaoh.

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Family Fact: Ancient Egyptians thought that their kings were gods. Learn Romans 15:4a.

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Read Exodus 7:3-6.

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Family Forum: What was God going to show the Egyptians in Exodus 7:5?

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Have you ever touched a frog? Shooed a fly? Or swatted gnats out of your way?

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The showdown begins. Read Exodus 7:8-13.

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Family Fact: "The plagues were aimed … to give proof of the power of the God of Israel over the gods of Egypt." (Halley's Bible Handbook)

Week 2: Bricks and PharaohRomans 15:4aForeverythingthat waswrittenin the pastwas written to teach us.

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Read Exodus 7:14-25. Swirl red food coloring with water. Learn Exodus 7:13.

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Read Exodus 8:1-15. Hop or say "ribbit, ribbit" like a frog.

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Read Exodus 8:16-32. Roll up a piece of paper and "swat" some flies and gnats.

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Read Exodus 9:1-7. Poor cows. Say "moo" in a sad voice.

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Read Exodus 9:8-12. Stick some Band–aids on pretend sores.

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Read Exodus 9:13-35; 10:4-5. Shake uncooked popcorn in a bag to sound like hail. Then cook and eat it.

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Read Exodus 10:21-22 and then sit in the dark for a few minutes.

Week 3: PlaguesExodus 7:13YetPharaoh's heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the Lord had said.

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Family Forum: Read Exodus 11:1-10 ; 12:29-30. Who are the firstborn sons in your family? In Egypt they would have died in the plague.

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Read God's escape plan for Israel in Exodus 12:1-28.

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Learn 1 Corinthians 5:7b.

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Where did the people of Israel put the blood of the Passover lamb?

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Why is Passover called "Passover?" What happened?

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Family Forum: Jesus is called the Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7). Why?

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Family Fun:Make Charoset; go to the video store or library (see tomorrow's movie suggestion).

Week 4: Passover1 Corinthians 5:7bForChrist, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

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Family Fun: Today is the first day of Passover. Enjoy your Charoset while watching the animated movie Prince of Egypt.

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Thank God for Jesus, our Passover Lamb.

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Family Fact: Most Jewish people today don't believe Jesus is God's Son.

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Do you know a Jewish person? Pray that she'll come to know Yeshua.

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Family Fun: Attend a Messianic Passover Seder next year. (Messianic Jews are Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah.)

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Family Forum: Jesus was a Jew. Use a good Bible handbook or study Bible to discuss this.

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Say the verses you've learned this month.

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